samsung android CVE-2023-21492 is a vulnerability in Samsung Android
Published on May 4, 2023

Kernel pointers are printed in the log file prior to SMR May-2023 Release 1 allows a privileged local attacker to bypass ASLR.

Vendor Advisory NVD

Known Exploited Vulnerability

This Samsung Mobile Devices Insertion of Sensitive Information Into Log File Vulnerability is part of CISA's list of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities. Samsung mobile devices running Android 11, 12, and 13 contain an insertion of sensitive information into log file vulnerability that allows a privileged, local attacker to conduct an address space layout randomization (ASLR) bypass.

The following remediation steps are recommended / required by June 9, 2023: Apply updates per vendor instructions.

Vulnerability Analysis

CVE-2023-21492 is exploitable with local system access, and requires user privileges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 0.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have a high impact on confidentiality, with no impact on integrity and availability.

Insertion of Sensitive Information into Log File

Information written to log files can be of a sensitive nature and give valuable guidance to an attacker or expose sensitive user information.

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